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Access to finance for SMEs - 13 June 2012
ACCA paper recommends a consistent global agenda on SME access to finance. It calls for intergovernmental organisations to create and support a platform for sharing best practice
SME internationalisation - 01 February 2012
This report investigates both challenges and opportunities for SMEs with a particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe.
Get paid! - 01 January 2012
ACCA, Experian, FPB and ICM have prepared a quick guide for owners and managers of small businesses trying to avoid or manage late payment.
Getting paid - 01 January 2012
This research explored the reasons why the potential strategic benefits of trade credit are not more routinely achieved by SMEs.
Female perspectives - 01 October 2011
This report examines how ACCA’s female members have experienced the recent global economic conditions by tracking their responses to ACCA’s confidence and recovery indices.
A digital agenda for European SMEs - 01 September 2011
This report addresses four parts of the digital agenda: cloud computing, e-invoicing, social lending and e-commerce.
Basel III and SMEs - 01 July 2011
ACCA is seeking the views of stakeholders on Basel III.
Business Growth Research - 09 March 2014
CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH ON BUSINESS GROWTH
SMEs and their advisors - 09 March 2014
This paper looks at the trust SMEs place in business advisers. It discusses the implications on the demand for value-added advisory services and publicly-funded businesses support.
If you’re interested in SME policy, you may like to read some articles and reports held in our technical library.
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ACCA has over 100 years' experience of working with the SME sector. We lobby governments, regulators and standard setters in the long-term interest of a healthy SME sector, and we support professional accountants so they can continue to function as the sector’s most trusted business advisers and finance managers.
Finance professionals can play a vital role in the development and growth of SMEs. ACCA's research demonstrates how business growth in small businesses is linked to the capabilities of the in-house finance function.
An important part of ACCA's institutional work is to contribute to the debate on technical issues affecting business and accountancy and to represent the interest of its members in relation to the legislation and professional standards that they have to comply with in their work.